Pioneer Cemetery

  • Pioneer Cemetery

Pioneer Cemetery is the resting place for some of Auburn’s earliest residents, primarily from the Japanese American community, and their descendants. Over the ensuing decades, many pioneer settlers buried their loved ones there, but this land was prone to flooding, so when Mountain View Cemetery opened in 1890, many of the Caucasian pioneer remains were exhumed and moved up the hill, and Japanese immigrants (Issei) and their American born children (Nisei) became the primary users and stewards of the cemetery. Today burials at Pioneer Cemetery are rare, as space is limited to descendants of those already buried on site. The cemetery became an official landmark in 2016.

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Address: 8th NE and Auburn Way North, Auburn, Wa 98002